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Just installed the UBUNTU 16.04 LTS. I just noticed that the software center is not working. I did installed the older version of it (sudo apt-get install software-center) but I want the new software center.

How can I install the new version of the software center?

  • What do you get when you type gnome-software in a terminal ? – JonasCz Jun 7 '16 at 12:19
  • (gnome-software:26239): Gs-WARNING **: failed to open plugin /usr/lib/gs-plugins-9/libgs_plugin_xdg_app_reviews.so: /usr/lib/gs-plugins-9/libgs_plugin_xdg_app_reviews.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory – Gabs Jun 7 '16 at 12:31
  • There was a bug in 16.04. Just update the system fully. – Tim Jun 7 '16 at 14:25
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Type the following in the terminal in order to update gnome-software, which should fix the problem:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade gnome-software

You can also update using the graphical update manager, which will do the same thing.

(The version of gnome-software shipped with Ubuntu had a bug which meant that it sometimes wouldn't start, which was fixed in a update)

  • Still not working... I got this: *gnome-software is already the newest version (3.20.1+git20160426.1.a976144-ubuntu-xenial-0ubuntu1). * and then, when I type gnome-software I get the same message as before... – Gabs Jun 7 '16 at 12:37
  • @Gabs, try reinstalling it with sudo apt-get autoremove gnome-software && sudo apt-get install gnome-software, and restarting your computer - does that fix it ? – JonasCz Jun 7 '16 at 12:44
  • Yes, it is ok now, but I get this warning message: (gnome-software:2079): Gs-WARNING **: failed to open plugin /usr/lib/gs-plugins-9/libgs_plugin_xdg_app_reviews.so: /usr/lib/gs-plugins-9/libgs_plugin_xdg_app_reviews.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory... – Gabs Jun 7 '16 at 12:48
  • @Gabs, I think you can ignore the warning message if it works. – JonasCz Jun 7 '16 at 14:11
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i had the same issue. looked on dashboard and had two ubuntu software programs installed deleted the old one (ubuntu software center),that fixed my problem.

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Ubuntu software (center) not working issue has appeared in multiple context. The issue appeared on clean installation of 16.04, was fixed, and re-appeared. While it is difficult to replicate the issue and to analyze conditions, there was a fortunate remedy.
Using Synaptic Package Manager, go to menu >Edit >Fix Broken Packages, mark identified packages for fix and upgrade, and let it apply.
Restart computer.

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